- 3 tbsp butter
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp melted shortening
Grease muffin pans and place 1/2 tsp butter and 1 tsp brown sugar in each cup.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together.
Beat egg; add milk, shortening and remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar. Add to sifted dry ingredients, stirring only enough to dampen all the flour.
Fill prepared muffin pans 3/4 full and bake in hot oven (425 degrees F) 20 minutes.
If desired, chopped nuts or raisins may be added to the butter and brown sugar in the bottom of the cup.